The Soldiers' Story: Vietnam in Their Own Words
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The Soldiers' Story: Vietnam in Their Own Words

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by Ron Steinman
     
 

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In The Soldiers' Story, veteran journalist Ron Steinman has gathered the candid recollections of seventy-seven men who survived combat in Vietnam. Not a military analysis or political study, this oral history vividly conveys the hardships, friendships, fears, and personal triumphs of Marine, Army, Air Force, and Navy veterans, whose memories linger to this day.…  See more details below

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In The Soldiers' Story, veteran journalist Ron Steinman has gathered the candid recollections of seventy-seven men who survived combat in Vietnam. Not a military analysis or political study, this oral history vividly conveys the hardships, friendships, fears, and personal triumphs of Marine, Army, Air Force, and Navy veterans, whose memories linger to this day. It is a valuable frontline record of battle-torn Vietnam from the perspectives of those who lived it firsthand, giving us a window into the horror, intensity, and raw courage that the war engendered.

About the Author

Ron Steinman, an award-winning journalist, television producer, and news producer, was NBC Bureau Chief in Saigon for two years, leading American coverage of the Tet Offensive. His awards include a Peabody, a National Press Club Award, and five Emmy nominations. He lives in Rockville Centre, New York.

Editorial Reviews

Stanley Karnow
Nobody relates the story of the Vietnam tragedy better than the young Americans who fought there...The Soldiers' Story ranks among the most vivid accounts of the war.
Author of Vietnam: A History
New York Newsday
Their stories are as dangerous as the battles they fought- stunning, plain-spoken recollections that reveal the terror of combat and the perils of a far off war and the folly of government policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760732625
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
04/08/2002
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.18(d)

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The Soldiers' Story: Vietnam in Their Own Words (Fall River Press Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
JuliaL More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy stories told by true American Soldiers, then this book is a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read several books on the vietnam war and this one is to say the least one of my favorites.. I enjoy how it's divided up to several different people's stories..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great info on the fighting in Nam This book goes into great depth on the different perspectives of the war. Each person puts their own special mix into their part making the overall book great. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The emotion from the soldiers is felt through their words. It has given me a better perspective of the men in battle, the terrain where they fought, as well as an appreciation for the Vietnam Veterans and their families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt a great sense of pride and now have a greater appreciation for our troops that served in Vietnam. Reading the personal accounts and learning more of the daily horrors our troops were confronted with was better than learning it out of a school text book. The book is truly inspirational and a great testament to the honor and courage our troops displayed under the worst combat conditions.
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Takes you there
johnnyvegas More than 1 year ago
I have read many books about the Viet Nam war but this is one of the best.
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Thanks to all the troops who served the usa
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a nice easy read. Ron did good with adding true storys other than more of a fiction type. I recommend buyinb the book and reading it for your self. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was organized nicely and was easy to follow.
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